Highlights/G7

Environment, International, Politics

Ottawa takes aim at illegal fishing and discarded fishing gear

The federal government is investing $10 million to support the development and deployment of satellite-based technologies that can remotely identify and track ships suspected of involvement in illegal fishing in the world’s oceans, Fisheries Minister Jonathan Wilkinson announced Thursday. Ottawa» 

Environment, International, Politics

Canada calls for closer international cooperation in combatting illegal fishing and ‘ghost gear’

Canada is leading international efforts to beef up global cooperation in combatting illegal fishing and adopt new measures to deal with the problem of lost or discarded fishing gear at a three-day G7 ministers summit that began in Halifax Wednesday.» 

Environment, International, Society

G7 plastic charter not enough, say environmentalists

Only five of the seven countries agreed to a charter to limit plastic pollution, and the charter is a non-binding, voluntary agreement which will not solve the problem, says Farrah Khan, a Greenpeace Canada plastics campaigner. The charter focuses on» 

Economy, International, Politics

G7 protests: so far so good, but..

G7 leaders meeting near Quebec City, little damage from protesters Major political gatherings are typically the site also of major and often destructive protests. Given the possible threat of terrorist action, and the known violence of some groups of protesters,» 

International, Politics

Trudeau and Macron brace for tough talks with Trump

They are two leaders who have been known for their attempts to win over U.S. President Donald Trump with friendly talk and had a reputation of having the president’s ear. But the era of Trump whispering might be over for» 

International, Politics

Trump brought up War of 1812 in testy phone call with Trudeau

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and U.S. President Donald Trump had a testy phone call on May 25 over new tariffs imposed by the Trump administration targeting steel and aluminum imports coming from Canada, CNN reported and CBC confirmed Wednesday. Trump invoked the» 

Environment, International, Politics

Plastic policy sought at G7 and in Canada

Canada is expected to propose a charter to reduce plastic pollution at the upcoming meeting of the G7 leaders in Charlevoix, Quebec. More than 40 Canadian environmental groups are urging the Canadian government to promote such a charter at the» 

International, Politics

Still no agreement on G7 Charlevoix summit final communique: report

With two days to go until G7 leaders gather in Charlevoix, Quebec, summit participants have yet to agree on a final communique, according to reports by the German Press Agency, dpa. Citing a source in Berlin, the press agency reports» 

International, Politics

What Canadians think of world leaders

(public commenting open on all RCI  stories-scroll to bottom to post or read comments of others) Leaders of the world’s G7 countries are gathering in Canada this week for the G7 Summit. It is expected as usual that cordiality among» 

International, Politics

G7 meeting in Canada, Trudeau defends costs

Meeting with reporters, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau defended the heavy costs of hosting the G7 meeting in a small town in the province of Quebec on June 8-9, 2018. Because Canada holds the G7 presidency this year, the government has»